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It’s Time to Update Physician Noncompete Agreements in Connecticut
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

There have been a number of recent legislative developments that will impact physician noncompete agreements entered into in Connecticut. First, any

Connecticut Court Clarifies SOX Whistleblower Pleading Standard
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2016

On December 15, 2015, the District of Connecticut refused to dismiss a SOX whistleblower retaliation claim, ruling that: (1) the heightened Rule 9(b)

Connecticut’s highest court expands whistleblower protections for employees
  • Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2015

Last Monday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in Trusz v. UBS Realty Investors that private sector employees who make whistleblower statements

Connecticut Supreme Court expands protection for would-be whistleblowers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

Connecticut whistleblowers were handed a siren to sound the alarm on employers this week. In interpreting the state constitution in Trusz v. UBS

Connecticut bolsters employee whistleblower protection
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 6 2015

Based on a new and unique interpretation of the state constitution, the Connecticut Supreme Court has greatly increased the potential exposure of

Judge approves broad whistleblower definition under Dodd-Frank Act
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

In Kramer v. Trans-Lux Corp., No. 11-1424 (D. Conn. Sept. 25, 2012), the district court refused to dismiss a Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim brought

Connecticut Federal Court accepts plaintiff’s, SEC’s broad reading of Dodd-Frank whistleblower law
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, has been a hot issue on the campaign trail.

Federal court applies Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection to employee's complaints about qualified pension plan
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2012

In Kramer v. Trans-Lux Corp., No. 3:11-cv-01424-SRU, 2012 WL 4444820 (D. Conn. Sept. 25, 2012), Kramer sued his former employer for retaliatory discharge under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, alleging that his repeated complaints to his supervisor, the CFO, and the board audit committee, followed by complaints to the SEC and PBGC about the actions of his fellow pension committee member and sole trustee of the pension plan, led to his termination of employment.

Dodd-Frank's ambiguous definition of "whistleblower" construed broadly to favor employee protection
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

In what has been reported to be the first decision permitting a retaliation claim under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”) to survive dismissal, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (“Court”) has adopted a broad view of who qualifies as a “whistleblower” under that law.

Federal court broadly defines “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

On September 25, 2012, Judge Underhill of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut rejected a narrow interpretation of the whistleblower protection provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter “Dodd-Frank”), 15 U.S.C. 78u-6(h), holding that the Dodd-Frank provision extends protection to individuals who make disclosures required or protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as to those who provide information to the SEC.